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Using Cassidy to write Jamiekan

This is to provide background information to support people who are interested in or gaining confidence in reading Jamiekan written in the writing style called "Cassidy - JLU".

Jamaican written the Jamaican way

Di Jamiekan Nyuu Testiment uses the "Cassidy - JLU" writing style as it represents the sounds of the language as faithfully as possible, with none of the oddness in spelling that is found in English.

The Jamaica Language Unit at the University of the West Indies has produced a great book called "Ou fi rait Jamiekan" and they say that the Cassidy - JLU way of spelling "treats the language in it's own right rather than as a form of English"

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